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CEFS High Tunnel / Grafting Project
Group Photo - Spring 2007 (Photo by: Nancy Creamer)
 
Amanda McWhirtt, 2007 CEFS Summer Intern
 
Group Photo - 2008 (Photo by: Steve Moore)

Frank Louws, Chris Harlow, Cary Rivard, Steve Moore

Mary Peet, Suzanne O'Connell, Josh Moore

 

Amanda McWhirtt

 

Seth Avis, Ryan Faulk, Suzanne O'Connell,

Cary Rivard, and Carolyn Lowry

Mowing down the rye/vetch cover crop in the tunnels   Tilling in the cover crop prior to planting   Laying fabric mulch in the field plots
Pruning the plants in the tunnel Twin-leader plants were grown in the tunnels Crimson Clover growing along side the tunnels at CEFS
Inside the tunnel (2007) Carolyn Lowry pruning in the field plots Environmental monitoring stations were placed with in each rep of the tunnels and the field

'Cherokee Purple'

  Harvesting in the field plots   The bumper crop comes in!
 
High Tunnel Construction
Digging the footings   The whole crew setting in the footings   Assembling the baseboards and the bows

Putting up the bows

  Starting to take shape   Assembling the tunnel
Assembling the tunnel (Photo by: Suzi O'Connell) Assembling the side curtains Now comes the fun part...
Pulling plastic at sunrise Assembling the irrigation system (Photo: S. O'Connell) Suzi helping with the compost application
Applying compost to the field plots CEFS Inaugural Tunnel Party (2007) Once a project is finished, you better have a party!
 
On-Farm Trials
View from the plot at Maple Spring Garden (2006)   Suzi sampling leaf tissue at Peregrine Farm   Trial at Cedar Meadow Farm (2008)

On-farm trial at Peregrine Farm

  Stefan Hartmann showing me how to use his grandfather's transplanter (Photo by: Suzi O'Connell)   On-farm trial at Maple Spring Gardens (2008)
High tunnels at Cedar Meadow Farm On-farm grafting at Black River Organic Farm (Photo by: Suzi O'Connell)
 
Tomato Grafting / Healing Chamber Pictures
   

Chamber built at the NCSU greenhouse

  Small "indoor" healing chamber with a cool-mist vaporizer   You can double-stack the chamber during the first few days
Healing chamber at Good Harvest Farms (Strasburg, PA) 10 days post-grafting Recently grafted plants inside the chamber
Tomato grafting at Good Harvest Farms (Strasburg, PA) Once the union forms, the stem swells and the clip falls off Grafting in the Phytotron at NC State
Grafting robot at USDA labs in Ft. Pierce, FL (Photo: Jim Driver) USDA Grafting Discussion Panel in Ft. Pierce, FL
Grafting Workshops
Chatham County Tomato Grafting Workshop (Photo by: Debbie Roos)   Alex and Betsy Hitt at the Chatham County Tomato Grafting Workshop (Photo: Debbie Roos)   Chatham County Tomato Grafting Worshop (Photo by: Debbie Roos)
Chatham County Tomato Grafting Workshop (Photo by: Debbie Roos)   Suzanne O'Connell at the CEFS Tomato Grafting Workshop   Suzanne O'Connell at the CEFS Tomato Grafting Workshop
Other Pictures
Louws Lab (Summer 2007)   Strawberries in the Garden (April 09)   Harvesting pecans at the house

Fall garden at the house (~Nov 08)

  Samuel with a big mater   No shortage of tomatoes around here!